Some of wood manufacturing’s best and brightest will present at the Conference at WMS 2017, running during the first two days the national event for  Canada's woodworking industry.

Nearly a dozen top managers will share lessons drawn from real-world experience operating a woodworking business - including capital investment strategies, workforce development, and Lean management.

Practical presentations on social media marketing and tips for amping up profitability are also on the conference docket, 

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo, which runs November 2-4 at the International Centre, in Mississauga, Ontario, includes four conference tracks (Cabinetry, Finishing, Best Practices, Panel & Hardware)
 
 The day-long track, which includes a luncheon keynote, leads off with woodworking magazine editor Will Sampson, delivering the results of the just-completed 2017 FDMC Pricing Survey. This is followed by Cairns, who remains on the dais for a panel discussion on Lean Principles in Action sponsored by the Blue Water Wood Alliance and moderated by its executive director, Mike Baker. 
 
Following the luncheon keynote by Scott Hodson, a session covering Industry 4.0 is delivered by Lignum Consulting's Sepp Gmeiner, and the track wraps up with a review by this author of award-winning technologies whose vendors are on the floor at WMS 2017.